Mentor are a band from Poland that plays a mixture of black, thrash metal and hardcore punk and this is a review of their 2016 album "Guts, graves, And Blasphemy" which will be released in September by Arachnophobia Records.
Distorted amp sounds start off the album before going into a heavier direction and after the intro the music goes into a more heavy and aggressive thrash metal direction while high pitched black metal screams also make their presence known on the recording and the songs also mix in a lot of hardcore punk elements.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some of the riffs also bring in a small amount of melody and as the album progresses more modern black metal elements can be heard and some of the faster sections also bring in a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats and there is also a brief use of death metal growls and the whole album also remains very heavy from beginning to ending of the recording and there is also a brief use of guitar leads and some songs also add in a small amount of back up shouts.
Mentor plays a musical style that takes black metal, thrash and hardcore punk and mixes them together to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Satanism, Occultism, Darkness, and Horror themes.
In my opinion Mentor are a very great sounding mixture of black, thrash metal and hardcore punk and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Gimme Your Blood" "Satan's Whore" and "Night Of The Satanic Werewolves". 8 out of 10.